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104                 THE FATE OF

same will to power, the same preference of the
state over culture.    Without etatism, without
control of the power of the state as its instrument,
without an absolute state, Nationalism cannot
flourish.   The power of the state is objectivised
Nationalism.    True,   creative,  national  culture
cannot admit intention in its formation.   It is
impossible consciously to set about making a
national art or philosophy:   one must love the
truth, love justice and beauty.   Philosophy may
have a certain national character in the problems
dealt with, but it will not exist at all unless it
seeks truth above all else.   The national quality
of a culture is an unconscious, organic process,
never arrived at by intention or premeditation.
The politics of a state, on the other hand, may be
intentionally and deliberately national, or better,
nationalistic.   It has yet to be demonstrated that
Nationalism in the form of a dictatorship, pro-
duces anything creative in the cultural realm:
dictators seem usually to have no time for culture.
But in the life of the state, a dictatorship can
accomplish much:   this is the sole productive
sphere for active national will.   Even where the
state is considered to be not an end in itself,
but an instrument of the race, Nationalism is
inevitably not only the pagan worship of nation-
ality, but also the pagan worship of the state,
etatism.   Modern Nationalism is connected with